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ARDEC IDEA Program

IDEAInnovative Development Everyday by ARDEC (IDEA)

ARDEC Innovation Initiative

ARDEC has implemented a defined and robust innovation process integrated with Technology and Product Development Process yielding a disciplined and standardized approach to all ARDEC ideas and projects.

IDEA Awards

IDEA Process

Vision Statement

Establish ARDEC as the world leader in the advancement of armaments technology and engineering innovation.

Operational Statement

Provide the People, Processes and Facilities necessary to identify, develop and transition innovative solutions to benefit the Warfighter.

Featured News

IDEAPicatinny supports patenting West Point cadet inventions
WEST POINT, N.Y. (May 22, 2013) -- There is no greater motivational sapper than when you are out on an expeditionary mission and you come across a 20-foot chasm, and no one is on the far side to catch a rope.
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IDEAPicatinny engineer pursues improved hand grenade
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (May 16, 2012) -- As far as the design of the basic hand grenade goes, essentially it has been frozen in time.
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IDEAIDEA program fosters innovation for Army technology
While reading a ski magazine in 2008, Penn State University engineering student Adam Druga had a flash of inspiration that set him on a path he called "absolutely adventurous." But it was no snow trail.
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IDEAOfficer seeks Picatinny expertise to transform cadet science project into common Soldier item
A Soldier's quest started small, with a simple inspiration during a cadet field exercise in 2010.
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Brainpower Surge
A gap is developing between the type and volume of innovations the Army needs and what the private sector is likely to provide, at least in the foreseeable future.
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